New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Equipping Selected Members of First Baptist Church, Meeker, Oklahoma, to Enhance Their Spiritual Gifts

Author
Joseph L Jones
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of First Baptist Church, Meeker, Oklahoma, to develop and exercise their spiritual gifts. The project includes a series of sermons on the use of spiriutal gifts and how they are used in the body of Christ. The project director conducted a workshop for the selected members, which included an exit interview between each project member and the project director. The workshop, sermons, and the knowledge of the project director were evaluated by the following methods: pre-tests/post-tests, expert evaluations, and reflections on the elements involved.

Equipping Selected Members of Fayette First Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama, with Marketplace Ministry Skills

Author
Scott Gregory Davis
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip selected members of Fayette First Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama, with marketplace ministry skills in Fayette County, Alabama. The project director will research ministry and the faith at work movement to develop a series of training sessions to equip selected members of Fayette First Baptist Chuch with marketplace minstry skills. In addition to researching other case studies and implimentations of market minstry skills, this project will impliment training sessions, which will allow selected members of Fayette First Baptist Church to develop and incorporate such ministry skills into their workplace.

Equipping the Worship Leadership Team of Northpark Baptist Church, Trussville, Alabama in selected spiritual disciplines

Author
Charles W Martin
Abstract
This project utilized information from reserach in the field of spiritual disciplines for the development and leading of a weekend experience to equip the Worship Leadership team at Northpark Baptist Church for the practice of selected disciplines. The curriculum for the weekend highlighted five disciplines that would be most useful for worship leaders: worship, Bible intake, prayer, solitude and silence, and service. The project director used various learning methods to train these worship leaders in the five disciplines. During the five sessions of the equipping workshop, the worship leaders practiced the spiritual disciplines. Through the practice of these disciplines, the selected worship leaders learned how to experience the presence of God.

Developing a Disciple-Making Strategy for Welsh Baptist Church, Frostburg, Maryland

Author
Thomas Dale Winborn
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a disciple-making strategy for Welsh Baptist Church in Frostburg, Maryland. During the first phase of the project, the project director explored the Beatitudes (Mt: 5:3-16) and existing disciple-making models to develop a profile consisting of the salient components of a mture desciple of Jesus. In the second phase, the project director researched various methods for strategy development and led the elders and selected leaders to develop a disciple-making strategy for Welsh Baptist Church. The final phase of the project was presenting the completed dsciple-making strategy to the elders of Welsh Baptist Church for approval.

Equipping selected members of Oak Bowery Missionary Baptist Church in revival meeting preparation practices

Author
Samuel K Fordham
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of Oak Bowery Missionary Baptist Church, Ohatchee, Alabama, in revival meeting preparation practices. The first goal of the project was to research the field of revival meeting preparation in order to determine the best revival meeting preparation practices. The second goal was to develop a curriculum for revival meeting preparation practices. The third goal was to use the developed curriculum to equip selected members for revival meeting preparation practices.

Equipping selected members of First Baptist Church Thorp Spring, Granbury, Texas, with essential personal discipleship skills

Author
Melvin A McKinney
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to equip selected members of First Baptist Church Thorp Spring, Granbury, Texas, with essential personal discipleship skills. To accomplish this the project director first conducted research in the area of spiritual formation. From this research he identified six spiritual disciplines that he deemed essential to effective spiritual formation, namely Scripture intake, prayer, worship, confession, service, and witness. He then created a curriculum comprised of seven sessions, covering the concept of discipline and each of the six identified spiritual disciplines. He implemented the curriculum in six one-hour meetings of the course of six weeks. Those who participated in implementation engaged the curriculum five times during each week for periods of 20 to 30 minutes to design personalized strategies for engaging the disciplines.

Researching and profiling American single adults to create a ministry launch guide for American churches

Author
Paul W Dunn
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to research and profile American single adults to create a ministry launch guide for American churches distributed by Table for One Ministries (www.tfministries.org). The project director aspired to engage local churches to reach and disciple single adults in a manner relevant to their ministry setting. As single adult ministries have waned, few models exist to reach the population in an adaptable way with local church environments, and this project addressed that need. The project director researched the state of single's ministry in the United States. In this research the project director conducted two major approaches to study. Fastest growing churches in America and a sample of Southern Baptist Churches were contacted for survey. From this research a ministry launch guide for churches was created for implementation to reach single adults in their local communities.

Equipping a selected group of leaders at Bush Memorial Baptist Church, Troy, AL, with personal prayer practices

Author
Kenneth D Norman
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to equip a selected group of leaders of Bush Memorial Baptist Church, Troy, Alabama with personal prayer practices. The project has three phases. The first phase is the research phase. During this phase the project director researches the areas of personal prayer practices. The research establishes a standard by which lesson plans are developed for training a selected group of leaders with personal prayer practices. The second phase of the project is the developmental stage. During this phase the project director develops a set of lesson plans for training the participants with personal prayer practices. The third phase of the project is implementation. During this phase the project director equips the participants in personal prayer practices.

Developing a strategy to assimilate guests and regular attendees into fully engaged members of Faith Bible Church, Covington, Louisiana

Author
Alfred N Young
Abstract
The purpose of this project was to develop a strategy to assimilate guests and regular attendees into fully engaged members of Faith Bible Church, Covington, Louisiana. The project director conducted an analysis of the congregation. He explored existing assimilation models in order to determine best pratices and led the vision implementation team of Faith Bible Church to develop a strategy in order to assimilate guests and regular attendees into fully engaged members.

Equipping Selected Adults of First City Church, Sevierville, Tennessee, with Team-Based Ministry Leadership Competencies New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Author
Robert Thomas Wright
Abstract
The purpose of the project was to equip selected adults of First City Church, Sevierville, Tennessee, with team-based ministry leadership competencies. The equipping model was an applicable model and met the needs addressed by the project. The project director researched the field of team-based ministry and developed competencies utilized in a curriculum, which was taught to the selected adults of First City Church, Sevierville, Tennessee. An annotated bibliography was developed based on the research from the field. A Faculty Mentor, Field Mentor, Field Expert, and Curriculum Expert were recruited to assist with the project. A variety of rubrics and pretest/posttest evaluators were utilized.
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